Bytesafe vs. Sonatype

Bytesafe vs. Sonatype - What is the difference?

First we would like to acknowledge Sonatype for delivering a high quality enterprise grade solutions for many years. Our team at Bytesafe has had the opportunity to experience it first-hand over the years. Below we'll try to explain when and why we believe Bytesafe will be a better fit for you - whether you use Nexus repository, Nexus firewall or additional products from the Nexus family.

Bytesafe vs. Sonatype - What is the difference?

Bytesafe Feature Comparison

Dependency Firewall

Protect your application against dependency confusion attacks and other vulnerabilities

Block 0-day vulnerabilities

Using Bytesafe Delay-Upstream, new dependencies are automatically blocked for a defined time period

License Compliance

Continuously enforce your license policies with Bytesafe and keep non-compliant open source packages out

Software Composition Analysis

Generate Software Bill of Materials (SBOM)

Private Artifacts Store

Secure packages management

Managed Cloud-Native Service

No hidden costs for on-premise hosting and staffing

Hybrid Cloud Service

Need to manage your own storage?

On-Premise deployment

We provide on-premise options if you need an extra level of control

Ecosystem Support






Support for SCA and SBOMs


Docker Containers

Easy to understand pricing


Setup cost / training

Setup and hardening of infrastructure for security products is crucial to prevent outages and security breaches


Operations: monitoring and upgrades


24/7/365 monitoring and response


Additional limited team members

Read-Only users can access information and stay informed


Cost per User and Month

Bytesafe Business Plan (Billed annually)

Flat fee. 100 users
Based on 25 users

Annual pricing

Bytesafe Business Plan (Billed annually)

$12 000
$51 300+
Above information is based on public information found on Sonatype web site at the time of writing. Notice anything incorrect? Please let us know.


What our clients say about us

Anton Aderum

"We use Bytesafe in our CI/CD pipeline to keep our Javascript packages secure. Setting up Bytesafe to use in combination with the regular public registries was super easy. It helps us share our internal private packages securely and efficiently across all our development teams."

Anton Aderum


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Jordan Steeves

"We've been using Bytesafe across our organization to manage our private javascript packages. The CI/CD pipeline setup was a breeze and adding new team members to the system is painless which is important as we're a growing team. Vulnerability flagging has also helped us increase package security."

Jordan Steeves


Daniel Loza

"We create NodeJS & Java libraries and use Bytesafe in our CI/CD environment. For us it’s a very useful and important tool. Bytesafe has high availability which is crucial when installing packages in our projects. I want to highlight that the service keeps private packages secure. The dependency firewall keeps us safe and informed of potential vulnerabilities where we need to take action. Excellent tool!"

Daniel Loza


Bytesafe Secure package management

Developer-friendly and private Npm, NuGet and Maven registries

Manage open source + private components with Bytesafe

Control the dependencies used across your organization. Add both private and public packages to fully managed registries and gain a secure single source for your teams.

Analyze your dependencies and get insight into what packages are used where. Explore detailed information about your packages in an intuitive user interface.

Works with the tools you already use

Build secure apps using your regular tools. Bytesafe supports package managers and builds tools like npm, yarn, pnpm, maven, gradle or nuget and even integrates as a package source in IDEs like Visual Studio or JetBrains Rider.

Secure dependencies for developers and CI/CD

Empower your team with a single secure source of truth for packages for the whole organization.
Unlock productivity

Unlock productivity

Don’t waste resources troubleshooting messy package installs and mismatching dependencies.

Cache and proxy versions from public registries like npmjs, maven central or and publish the private packages your organization needs. Fully managed, cloud native and high availability!

Automatically track and remediate vulnerabilities

Bytesafe identifies vulnerabilities, deprecated components and license issues early, shifting far left where it’s easier and less costly to fix.

Information is aggregated in a beautiful UI where issues can be tracked to remediation.

Bytesafe 💙 secure dependencies

Bytesafe can secure your whole supply chain. Use the same source for NuGet + Maven + npm packages for development, Q/A and builds.